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Superintendent Update 12/30/2020
Greg Winter
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Superintendent Update 12/30/2020 

The current number along with the daily numbers in Stearns County have overall been trending downward since the peak in late November. The number this past week is 113.12.  The daily count of positive cases in Stearns County has also been trending down significantly.  The county positivity number has been out of the triple digits for a long time and the most recent daily number is 14.

I removed our dashboard because we were not in school last week.  This will be updated after we are in school for a week. 

Because the numbers continue to trend down significantly we will be able to bring our middle and high school students back as approved by the Regional Support Team, on January 11. Here is the updated schedule as we return from the holiday break: 

Week 1: January 4 - 8

  • Remain in hybrid in Grades PreK-5 and distance learning in Grade 6-12

  • January 8:  

    • Transition Day K-12/ no school for students.

Week 2: January 11 - 15

  • Grades PreK-5 will return to in-person/hybrid with Friday (1/15) remaining a C-Day

  • Grades 6-12 will return to the hybrid learning model.  Information will be provided by the principals on scheduling.

  • January 15: 

    • C-Day for K-12

Week 3: January 18 - 22

  • K-12 will remain in their current models from the previous week. 

  • January 22

    • C-Day for K-12

Week 4: January 25 - 29

  • No School PreK-12 - January 25, Teacher Workshop Day

  • Grades K-12 will remain in their current models for the remainder of the week.

  • No C-Day this week.

 

Future Phase after January 29:

  • Shift to all in-person PreK-12 when the metrics and current local analytics allow all students to come back safely.  More information will be sent out in mid-January on any further changes to the calendar. 

 

We will also continue our C-Days every Friday in January except where noted in the schedule above.  You will note as you look at the official school calendar that we have a workshop day scheduled for January 22.  At the School Board meeting on December 21, 2020 the school board decided to move the workshop from January 22 to January 25.  This will allow January 22 to become a C-Day. 

Please enjoy the rest of the holiday season with your family and friends.  Let's hope that 2021 will bring back a normal educational experience for our students.

Activities will be starting up on Monday, January 4th. Go to westcentralconference.com for start dates for practices and scheduled events.   An email has been sent to every parent and student to register for winter sports.  Please do the registration process before January 4. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me or any of the building principals.  

 

Greg Winter, Superintendent: gwinter@isd740.org

Chad Doetkott, High School Principal cdoetkott@isd740.org

Robert Anderson, Middle School Principal randerson@isd740.org

Terryl Pearson,  Elementary School Principal tpearson@isd740.org